During the three weeks of the course we will explore the following main concepts:Week 1:
- Natural radiative forcing
- Man made radiative forcing
- Climate feedbacks
- Past changes in climate
- Ocean heat uptake and climate predictability
After completing the course you will be able to:
- explain the fundamental physical mechanisms behind large scale climate variability
- understand the basic external forcing mechanisms that initiate climate variations
- explain and quantify the main feedback mechanisms in the climate system
- understand the importance of oceanic and atmospheric energy transport
- explain how climate has varied in the past and how these changes are recorded
- understand the role of ocean heat uptake
GlossaryIn the downloads section below you will find a glossary of terms used in the lectures and articles. The glossary will be updated throughout the course, so please let us know if any terms are unclear and not included in the glossary.
Causes of Climate Change
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